Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Elantra than the Kia Rio. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Elantra and the Kia Rio in the front seats.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Elantra as you will with the Kia Rio, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Hyundai Elantra is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Rio. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Elantra and the Kia Rio have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Hyundai Elantra is much wider than the Kia Rio, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Hyundai Elantra, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Rio.
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Elantra transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Kia Rio.
The Hyundai Elantra has a larger turning radius than the Kia Rio, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Rio.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Elantra and the Kia Rio. The Hyundai Elantra has significantly less cargo room than the Kia Rio, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.
The Hyundai Elantra comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Rio.
Compare the 2014 Hyundai Elantra and the 2014 Kia Rio.
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MSRP*: $14,000 - $18,090
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $750||Up to $500|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||As low as 1.90%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 4.13%||--|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||5 years/60,000 miles||5 years/60,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$18,972||$13,741 - $17,278|
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